BLENKO Wayne Husted #5720 "Napoleon" Glass Decanter in AMETHYST

$550.00

Wayne Husted's "Napoleon" decanter, designed for Blenko's 1957 catalog, is one of Blenko's most highly coveted pieces; it was produced just for two years and according to Worthpoint, fewer than 20 (identified by catalog number) sold on ebay and other online auctions in the last decade.

Our gorgeous Napoleon decanter is done in Blenko's Amethyst, which was used only in its first year of production and is extremely hard to come by in this design! Morever, it stands nearly 2" taller than the catalog's stated 15" height. With only one significant bubble and no tool marks, funny swirls in the glass, or the marked symmetry or leaning/tilting issues not uncommon in this design, production values here are very high. Though the decanter has collected a few scratches and scuffs (none notable without super close inspection) over its 60 year life, the interior is surprisingly clean and clear. Condensation staining is a particular issue with this design, and while there is some light evidence of this in some areas, you'll need a strong direct light to see them. In fact, this decanter is otherwise, so clean, I'd venture to suggest that it never held liquid.


DIMENSIONS: ~17" tall, ~7 in widest diameter
CONDITION: Excellent, occasional light scratch/scuff, superb clarity--clear and clean with some light condensation stains visible only in bright direct light. (E.g. in front of a sunny window, you can't even see them!)

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